Posted by on Apr 27, 2020

Hello Market Friends:
We continue to be thrilled and amazed by the response to shop.dufferingrovemarket.ca!

As I write this, there is still room for a few more people to place orders for pickup or delivery this week before we have to close the shop.

A special welcome to Reza Szhu of Alma Bakery, joining us with the traditional Persian flatbreads he makes with local organic flour!

Lots more apple varieties and sizes from Mimi and Nacho of Reyes Farms are available, Footstep Organics is providing us with a few items nobody else has, and we are tickled to tell you that Helen Mends is back, this time with the hospital-tested masks she and her team have been producing for North York General. If you want to buy an extra to donate, she will get them to where they are needed most!

A reminder as well that cheques payable to Oasis Dufferin Community Centre and donations of non-perishable foods will be gratefully accepted at our pickup depot.

We are starting to get our feet under us in this new venture, though we still made plenty of mistakes last week. Thank you for the abundance of kindness, enthusiasm and understanding! It means a great deal to all of us.

If ever your order is missing an item or there is a problem with a product, please let us know, even if it’s just to tell us you are okay with it. We don’t want anyone to go away mad.

One more thing: please remember the three bears when it comes to pickup times. Coming early throws off our packing rhythm and causes lineups, and coming late makes the day very long. You know the rest; coming on time is j-u-s-t right!

News from a few of the vendors who are not listed on the shop site:

Monforte Dairy‘s Door to Door Dairy Delivery will get you the cheese you need! Phone or text (519) 301-0198 with your contact info. and they’ll get back to you.

Heriter Farms accepts orders for delivery in the neighbourhood every week.

Colette of Urban Harvest reports that her online seed orders are up 1500%. She causes a major lineup at her village post office when she arrives to ship out orders each day! GO LOCAL AND ORGANIC!

With gratitude from Anne and the shop.dufferingrovemarket.ca team

 

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